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I was looking at my Instagram photos the other day and I noticed something. I have developed a unique style. I like bold, bright colors. I like expressing myself and not fading into the background. Where most people have a wardrobe filled with black, mine is a rainbow of colors.
That love of color transitions to flavor when it comes to food and drink. Whereas my young self might have enjoyed bland, basic food, my adult self is all about bold flavors that excite my palate. When I can add color to the mix, even better.
Luckily Diet Coke® and this Curried Salmon Stew have me (and you) covered. Let’s talk about Diet Coke first. They have new and exciting flavors in new and exciting cans that are super sleek. My favorite is Diet Coke Feisty Cherry, but Zesty Blood Orange, Fresh Ginger Lime, Twisted Mango are great too. What’s even better is that they are available in single cans at Kroger so you can try one of each to find your favorite.
The original Diet Coke can is also getting a facelift because it would totally be jealous of it’s new friends. Rest assured it still has the same great taste we all know and love.
These unexpected flavors are super refreshing and I find myself craving different ones at different times, just like I do my favorite foods. Speaking of food, these pair with dishes almost like wine.
Since Diet Coke Feisty Cherry is my favorite I paired it with this Curried Salmon Stew which is one of my new favorite nourishing, comforting one pot meals. It’s packed with vegetables and has a heat that warms the back of your throat just right. These two bolds totally make a right!
I even used frozen sockeye salmon in this stew. I took individually wrapped salmon filets I keep in the freezer at all times and threw them right in the pot. Frozen! This is one of my favorite meal prep tips. Frozen foods taste best if you don’t thaw before cooking.
Because there is a bit of heat to the soup the Diet Coke Feisty Cherry totally calmed the heat down at just the right moment. I also love the balance the fruit undertones added to the meal experience. I love pairing fruit with savory foods and the cherry worked so well with the spice and salmon.
Be sure to check out all the bold flavors of Diet Coke to break up routines and have some fun.Print
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 onions, diced
- 1 sweet potato, diced
- 5 large carrots, sliced into ½ inch thick rounds
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoon curry powder
- ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 32 ounces low sodium vegetable, chicken, or seafood stock
- 16 ounces water
- 2 pounds wild salmon, preferrably sockeye, fresh or frozen, adjust cooking time accordingly
- 2 cups cauliflower florets
- Salt to taste
- Heat a large stockpot over medium high heat. When hot, add the oil, followed by the onions, sweet potatoes, carrots, and garlic. Sauté for about 5 minutes until starting to brown. Add the pepper, curry, and red pepper, sauté 2-3 minutes more until fragrant.
- Add the stock and water, scrape the brown bits off the bottom of the pot and bring to a boil. Once boiling, add the salmon and cover until the salmon is cooked through. For frozen filets of about 7 ounces, it will take 15-20 minutes.
- Flake the cooked salmon in the pot and add the cauliflower. Leave the lid off and cook for 5 additional minutes to intensify flavors. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in a pot on the stove or in the microwave until hot.